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How much should reality be the point, if contradicting her upsets her?

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Gropup, My husband also had Parkinson's. I started to notice memory problems, very early. His neurologist said about 1/3 of Parkinson's patients , also have dementia. I tried " helping " my hubby remember or get things straight in his mind. He became agitated and still could not remember. I think the kindest approach, is to let it go. Just imagine how unnerving , it must be, to be told , you are in the wrong decade , or what you think is real , -- well, it is not ! Sadly, dementia is progressive and not curable. However, medications can help , so please do let her Dr. know .
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Parkinson's can have a memory effect. My grandfather had it, definite memory issues. By the end did not recognize anybody. He could talk, but not swallow. But couldn't remember even his own kids.
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gropup, my Dad is still sharp for 93 years old, but there are times where he does get the length of time incorrect.... I tried correcting him, but a few weeks later he is still using the same incorrect length of time. Example, he now believes their dishwasher hadn't worked since the first day they moved into their home 30 years ago.... more likely within the past 5 years. Lately I just let it ride, no point in correcting him.
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Don't contradict her, just let it go if she gets things wrong. Contradicting her may cause her to become agitated and what does it hurt to let her think it's the wrong date or day?
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Unless it is important let it go. Mental confusion isn't a usual symptom of Parkinson's. Something else might be going on here. Do you suspect dementia?
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